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SDG Country Knowledge Bank-International Consultant
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||13-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||2 January 2018- 29 June 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 120 working days|
UNDP is supporting developing countries in Asia Pacific with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Initial country level efforts, supported by UNDP and other UN and development partners, have focused on putting in place the building blocks necessary to support SDG achievements. This includes developing institutional arrangements to promote coordination and policy coherence across sectors and government levels, aligning national and sub-national development plans and budgets with the 2030 Agenda and to assess the availability of data and capacities of data ecosystems to monitor progress. Work has also started on identifying priorities and target setting. Beyond aligning national development strategies and other policies, countries are also looking at ways to integrate the SDGs into the budget process and to come up with new, more integrated financing options. Next steps will involve the identification of interlinkages between goals and targets and ‘accelerator interventions’, interventions that can trigger progress across a range of goals and targets. As articulated in its new Strategic Plan 2018-2021, UNDP will further reinforce this work through the establishment of Country Support Platforms for the SDGs.
Government and other actors have expressed strong interest in learning from each other and using the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as a basis for plans, and future projects and investments. Beyond the information included in the Voluntary National Review to the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), however, there is no standardized or systematic monitoring of country efforts in this regard. UNDP, in collaboration with partners, aims to fill this void in line with the organization’s priorities. Through the creation of Country Knowledge Banks on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, UNDP and partners aim to provide a basis for learning and targeted action to achieve the SDGs. This effort will contribute to UNDP’s Country Support Platforms and the foreseen role as the “Integrator” at country level.
UNDP BRH will recruit a consultant to support research and information gathering on country efforts on SDG implementation in selected countries in Asia and the Pacific and to prepare an evaluation including on country demand and needs, target audiences and sustainability of Country Knowledge Banks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The expected outputs from this assignment are as follow:
The consultant will report to the Policy Specialist, Inclusive Growth Team at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. The consultant will work closely and in consultation with all members of the Inclusive Growth Team; as necessary, the consultant will work closely and in consultation with management and staff of selected country offices of UNDP.
Duration of the Work: 2 January 2018- 29 June 2018 (Up to 120 working days)
Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand. One or two travels to countries in the region possible.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology Cumulative analysis
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
To get forms and related documents, please clidk the link below:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.